Monday, August 08, 2005

A motherly good deed is something a mother does to please her children even though she does not want to do it. Today, my motherly good deed was to allow the children to play outside in the pouring rain with their boots and umbrellas at 10:30 in the morning. The thought of soppy, dirty kids coming into the house makes me cringe a little when I try so hard to keep on top of the housework. But we haven't been outside much this summer since the birth of Wendy. I figured I better let them when it's raining than when there is a heat index of 105 degrees. They had a blast jumping in puddles. It was worth some pictures and a little bit of video.

We organized the playroom today. Get rid of the old to make room for the new. I finished putting my number 10 food storage cans on top of the cupboards with their magnetic labels.

Family Home Evening tonight. Lesson was on the Holy Ghost. Activity was races across the family room and counting how many hops it took to get across the room. Bradley can't quite hop on one foot yet.

I feel so much more organized after my fourth child. Four must be the magic number that forces organization and time management. It's awesome and essential. There is always the daily dilemma of whether to take a nap or get work done. Lately I have been opting to get work done and have been successful. I think God created breastfeeding to force the mother to take a half hour to just sit and relax and cuddle with baby.

I'm tired. I am going to bed. Let's hope Wendy sleeps through the night.

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